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New Wazzu Coach Nick Rolovich Buys Everyone Drinks at Local Magnolia Bar

Plus, an update on the uncertainty around Tallulah’s on Capitol Hill and Frankie & Jo’s announces a third location

WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich in a gray Cougar windbreaker surrounded by patrons of Magnolia Village Pub.
WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich (center, with the gray windbreaker) showed up at Magnolia Village Pub.
Magnolia Village Pub/Facebook

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New Wazzu Coach Nick Rolovich Buys Everyone Drinks at Local Magnolia Bar

Here’s one way to win over fans. On Sunday night, Nick Rolovich — the newly-announced head football coach for the Washington State Cougars — showed up at Magnolia Village Pub in Seattle and hobnobbed with customers. Looking for a place that was Cougar-friendly while on a recruiting trip, Rolovich asked for suggestions from followers on Twitter earlier in the evening, then showed up for an impromptu meet and greet at the longtime WSU loyalist destination. Magnolia Village Pub owner Joel Stedman tells Eater Seattle Rolovich stayed for about two-and-a-half hours chatting people up, and ordered a Pacifico for himself, along with some wings, keeping open his tab for anyone who wanted something to drink or eat. “He really seems like a man of the people,” says Stedman.

Is Tallulah’s on Capitol Hill About to Be Replaced By a Boozy Taco Bell? UPDATE: Probably not

There have been several weeks of uncertainty about the fate of Capitol Hill neighborhood cafe Tallulah’s ever since the restaurant closed in December with nary an explanation. Recently, a tipster sent Eater Seattle a photo of the storefront with a sign that said: “Coming Soon: Taco Bell Cantina,” which is the boozy offshoot of the fast food giant. But when Eater Seattle visited Tallulah’s this week there was no sign of, well, that sign or anything else that indicated a new tenant was moving in (apologies to any Taco Bell fans who were getting their hopes up). There was, however, a note from the owners that confirmed Tallulah’s was closed for “the foreseeable future” as “we reassess our situation.” Meanwhile, original owner Linda Derschang recently visited the location to get some of her stuff, including the restaurant’s signature cat painting.

Vegan Ice Cream Hit Frankie & Jo’s Plans Third Location for U Village

It’s not exactly ice cream weather right now, but fans of the vegan dessert sensation Frankie & Jo’s should be excited about a third location opening in the U Village. The shop made the announcement on its official Instagram page Tuesday morning, saying it was a “long time dream location.” With outposts in Ballard and Capitol Hill (and a West Seattle pop-up last summer), Frankie & Jo’s has built a loyal following over the years with flavors such as chocolate tahini supercookie and beet rose sorbet, not to mention its house-made gluten-free maple vanilla waffle cones.

UPDATE: January 24, 2020, 10:15 a.m.: The Tallulah’s item in this roundup has been updated with further reporting.

Tallulah's

550 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 206-860-0077 Visit Website

Frankie and Jo's

1010 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 257-1676 Visit Website

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